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Rum Day 2 - Harris from Kinloch

Rum Day 2 - Harris from Kinloch


Postby lauramacn » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:26 pm

Route description: Out-and-back walk to Harris from Kinloch

Date walked: 21/04/2019

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 24.5 km

Ascent: 617m

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Rum Day 2 - Easter Sunday

Having checked the weather forecast and seen that the morning's weather wasn't going to be great, we had a wee lie in.
Fuelled by some watery cam porridge and an Easter chocolate bunny, we finally set off about 2 pm for the walk to Harris and the mausoleum. Once again low cloud obscured views of the summits, although some of the surrounding mountains did try and peek through as the day progressed.

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Road to Harris


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Harris mountain views


Once again an easy walk on land rover track, but we enjoyed the atmospheric views and an encounter with some Rum ponies and goats.

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Rum Ponies


We hunkered down behind a wall, out of the wind for a late lunch after a wander round the mausoleum and then retraced our steps back to Kinloch.

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Harris Mausoleum


We tried to spot some otters that evening but they were too elusive.
Another good day though and the forecast was improving!!
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Re: Rum Day 2 - Harris from Kinloch

Postby KatTai » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:23 pm

Which of the two walks would you recommend? We're going to Rum in the summer and trying to choose between this and the Kilmory Bay route.
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Re: Rum Day 2 - Harris from Kinloch

Postby lauramacn » Thu May 16, 2019 12:31 pm

Hey there,

It's hard to distinguish really as they share the same route for a fair bit of the way. I thought that you got better views of the surrounding mountains on the way to Harris and also we saw highland cattle, Harris ponies and goats on that route.
Kilmory Glen itself is more scenic at the end of the trail and that walk takes you the Red Deer study area. Also you'd get great views of the Skye Cuillins if the cloud allowed.

Both are nice walks probably depends on the weather etc and your personal preference. Enjoy!
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Re: Rum Day 2 - Harris from Kinloch

Postby KatTai » Thu May 16, 2019 8:11 pm

lauramacn wrote:Hey there,

It's hard to distinguish really as they share the same route for a fair bit of the way. I thought that you got better views of the surrounding mountains on the way to Harris and also we saw highland cattle, Harris ponies and goats on that route.
Kilmory Glen itself is more scenic at the end of the trail and that walk takes you the Red Deer study area. Also you'd get great views of the Skye Cuillins if the cloud allowed.

Both are nice walks probably depends on the weather etc and your personal preference. Enjoy!


Okay I should look at things more closely I never noticed they share a lot of the route :lol: I guess that gives us the option of doing both since we'll have a whole day on Rum to spend :D Maybe do a bit of canicross on the way back if it is cool enough and the track is suitable for the dogs to run on.
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